Jamie Batley

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Jamie Batley is a lacrosse coach who is currently the head coach of the Vancouver Stealth in the National Lacrosse League. He has coached several teams in the NLL and the Major Series Lacrosse. Batley is also a former player, who played with the Buffalo Bandits, Syracuse Smash, and Pittsburgh CrosseFire.

Batley began his coaching career in Colorado in 2002, when he was hired by new coach Rod Jensen as the offensive coordinator.[1] When Jensen was fired in February 2003, Batley took over as interim coach,[2] and the "interim" tag was removed less than two weeks later.[3] Batley led the Mammoth to a 27-16 record in two and a half seasons, making the playoffs each year, but his contract was not renwed after the 2005 season.[4]

A year later, Batley was hired by the expansion Chicago Shamrox to be their first-ever coach and general manager.[5] After consecutive 6-10 seasons, the Shamrox suspended operations shortly before the 2009 season began,[6] and Batley was out of work again, though not for long.

In January 2009, Batley became the head coach of the Toronto Rock after the Rock fired Glenn Clark.[7] The Rock were 5-8 after Batley took over, and missed the playoffs for the second straight year. After the season, Mike Kloepfer resigned as Director of Lacrosse Operations of the Rock, and Batley applied for the job but was turned down.[8] After Terry Sanderson was announced as the new GM, Batley was informed that he would not be returning as head coach of the Rock.[8]

In March 2016, Batley replaced Dan Perreault as head coach of the Vancouver Stealth.[9]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
1995 Buffalo 8 4 5 9 29 16 1 1 2 3 5 0
1998 Syracuse 8 9 6 15 27 24 -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 Buffalo 12 12 19 31 58 17 -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 Pittsburgh 2 0 2 2 6 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
NLL Totals 30 25 32 57 120 59 1 1 2 3 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philly, R.A. (August 27, 2002). "Jensen introduced as Colorado's head coach". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  2. ^ Philly, R.A. (February 27, 2003). "Colorado fires head coach Rod Jensen". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  3. ^ Philly, R.A. (March 10, 2003). "Batley, Resch to team up coaching Mammoth". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  4. ^ Philly, R.A. (June 17, 2005). "Colorado won't renew Batley's contract". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Archived from the original on July 20, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  5. ^ Philly, R.A. (June 2, 2006). "Shamrox put Jamie Batley in charge". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Archived from the original on November 21, 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  6. ^ Philly, R.A. (December 15, 2008). "Two weeks out, Chicago suspends operations". The Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2009-01-20. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Toronto Rock hire new coaching staff". TorontoRock.com. January 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  8. ^ a b Davies, Mike (June 11, 2009). "Batley won't be back with the Rock". Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  9. ^ Davies, Mike (March 15, 2016). "Jamie Batley back in the NLL after being hired as head coach by Vancouver Stealth". Peterborough Examiner. Retrieved 2016-03-15.